Water

Clean water is the foundation for healthy & prosperous communities. While our nation has made significant progress since the 1970’s in cleaning up many of our rivers, bays and other vital water resources, we still face significant water quality and quantity challenges. Drinking water sources are threatened by pollution and overconsumption, and some of these threats are made worse by climate change.

A dye test is used to track the water coming off a septic system.

Ensure Safe & Healthy Septic Systems!

HB318/SB479 (sponsored by Delegate Stein and Senator Hester) establishes a regulatory board for the on-site wastewater industry.

Recent Actions

Tell EPA: Protect Communities and Drinking Water from Chemical Spills

EPA is accepting public comments on its "Worst Case" discharge rule until July 26th. Submit your comment today urging EPA to protect communities and drinking water from chemical spills.

Tell Virginia legislators: Take action to control and prevent toxic pollutants that threaten our health

Now’s the time to raise your voice on key restrictions on toxic PFAS chemicals in Virginia. Urge legislators to pledge their support for these toxic pollution prevention priorities this session:

    Take Action: NJ's Green Amendment

    New Jersey legislators have proposed a constitutional Green Amendment that will recognize and protect the rights of all the people of the state, including future generations, to pure water, clean air, a stable climate and healthy environments.

    Protect Taunton from PFAS and other toxins released by the proposed Aries incinerator

    For many years, Clean Water Action has been committed to banning PFAS in consumer products but we are also committed to addressing PFAS contamination from other sources such as waste.

    Water Blog Posts

    Celebrating Earth Day 2022
    April 22, 2022

    This Earth Day, take a moment to make your voice heard! Earth Day can be overwhelming. There is no shortage of troubling information about increasing climate change, and what that means for our communities and our health.

    2017 Annapolis in Spring
    April 13, 2022

    Another year, another legislative session complete for us in Maryland! Maryland’s legislative session runs for just 90 days each year, between January and April, and ended this year on Monday 4/11. It was a busy legislative session full of lots of action on clean water, clean air, and environmental justice - and Clean Water Action members like you sent 3,000 emails to your delegates and senators in support of our priority legislation. Thank you for everything you do!

    Here’s how our top clean water priorities fared:

    Clean Water on the Move Image
    April 13, 2022

    Welcome to Clean Water on the Move, your monthly update from Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund in New Jersey!